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Security Fix: December 30, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Class Action Suit Alleges Sears Privacy Failures

Class-action lawyers are circling around retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co., just days after privacy activists revealed that the company's Web site exposed the details of customer purchases going back more than a decade. In a complaint filed Friday in Cook...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 5, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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Holiday Spam Quadruples Storm Worm Infections

The flood of phony e-greetings cards spammed out over the holidays may have helped to more than quadruple the number of Microsoft Windows PCs infected with the "Storm worm," new research suggests. By mid-December, the size of the Storm worm...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 4, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Sears's Privacy Promises Broken?

Sears is having a bit of a rough day with the privacy community. The company got off to a rocky start with revelations that many customers who gave Sears their personal details after shopping at the company's Web site also...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 3, 2008; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Malware-Laced Banner Ads At MySpace, Excite

It was not for nothing that I led our 2007 Internet security retrospective and 2008 cyber storm forecast with a look at how online crooks are increasingly lurking on high-traffic sites to ensnare new victims. According to security researchers, banner...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 3, 2008; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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The Mysterious Unsent 'Bounced' E-mail

The subject line from the e-mail that just landed in your inbox indicates the message was returned because it could not be delivered. Upon closer inspection, the message -- hawking cheap designer watches -- doesn't look like any message you've...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 2, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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